There seems to be some controversy over torquing down the abutment screw when placing dental implants. Most of the dental implant crowns and bridges that I do involve torquing down the abutment and then cementing the crown or bridge.
In the past I used to just torque down the abutment screw to whatever the dental implant manufacturer recommends and then cement the crown or bridge. My lab now recommends that I torque down the abutment and then wait ten minutes and then torque again. Most of the dentists I know just torque down the abutment screw and leave it at that. What are your protocols for this dental implant procedure? Is torquing down the abutment screw a second time just a waste of time?